Accounting, Management, and Computer Systems Curriculum
Course Title: Business Computer Systems I Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course develops computer and digital literacy and emphasizes its importance in today's businesses and society. Through hands-on experience students will gain an understanding of computer concepts, capabilities and applications and be able to implement this knowledge in their professional and personal lives. Computer applications covered include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, databases, windows/operating system, e-mail use and management, folder and file organization and use of the Internet. Computer concepts covered include understanding computers and mobile devices, how a computer works, managing files, computer and mobile device hardware components, digital safety and security, application programs, input and output devices, digital storage options, ethical practices and Internet basics. Hands-on experience will be provided on computers in the Windows environment using the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
Course Title: Financial Accounting Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 4
Course Description: This course is a study of the accounting principles and concepts used to understand and develop financial statements. Topics include accruals and deferrals, revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, equities, and cash flows. The course will analyze current industry financial statements from the point of view of investors and creditors for profitability, liquidity and risk.
Course Title: Principles of Management Goal Areas: n/a Credits: 3
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the functions of management: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. The course explores how each of the management functions are implemented to impact organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Local, national, and global environments are presented as strategic factors to be understood by contemporary managers. The importance of managing competitively and intelligently within a diverse environment is stressed. Situational cases are completed to reinforce decision-making in each of the function areas.
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The Accounting, Management, and Computer Information Systems Certificate is designed to provide a foundation in the study of accounting, business, and computer information systems. Students can use this certificate to enhance their skills in these areas of study or apply these credits to other certificates or associate’s degrees with or without the intent to transfer.
Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
1. Create, format, analyze, and present documents such as Word documents, Excel documents, Access documents, and PowerPoint presentations to effectively communicate in business in accordance with professional standards. (NHCC ELOs 1, 2, 4)
2. Within the context of the topics covered, exercise judgment to solve real-world accounting problems using accounting data (NHCC ELOs 3, 4)
3. Analyze managerial cases in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling and apply basic management concepts to develop proactive solutions (NHCC ELOs 2, 4)
Certificates may be earned for successful completion of courses in a specialized program of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C). A certificate shall include 9 to 30 semester credits. At least one third of the total credits required for each certificate must be completed at North Hennepin Community College.
Developmental Courses Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.
Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.
North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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Chicago, IL 60602-2504